Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It Could Have Been Worse

Yesterday Beverly went to Sonic in Grapevine. That comes as no surprise to those of you who know her. I think she is on a 1st-name basis with every Sonic in Texas.

Well, anyway, when she went to leave -- her car wouldn't start. So, she called me and told me what had happened. She then called a friend who works close by and got a ride back to her office. I went soon after to check her car. Immediately I'm thinking new starter. I'll have to get the car towed. Mechanics. Labor. $$$$$$.

But then I thought, "Wait a minute! It could be as simple as a dead battery." So, that's what I decided to check 1st. I drove around the corner to NAPA and got a new battery -- and all is well.

I wonder how many of you tend to think like me: Worst-case scenarios. I am really working on that. And I'm finding that circumstances are seldom as bad as I can conjure them up to be. And I'm also learning to be more aware of the presence of God in it all. After all, He is El Roi -- "the God Who Sees." That's the name we will study this week.


Kyle R. said...

Nice thought today. I really have to work at not seeing the glass half empty and thinking of worst case scenarios also. I'm certainly not as bad as I used to be, but have a long way to go.

Thanks for the reminder.

Liz Moore said...

I tend to think worse case scenario also. I think it has something to do with that melancholy personality trait. :) I'm getting better but have a ways to go. On the other, if we think worst case scenario first and it turns out not to be as bad, doesn't it make whatever it is a lot more palatable? hmmm, I probably still need to work on it! :)

Randy said...

Let's see. Worst case is that I would not be able to solve my problems with my own resources and would have to trust in God. Oops, that's not only the best case but the only case. May I come to know and trust in Him who sees.